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Wang’s work explores the construction of identity through the appropriation and disruption of social patterns and familiar gestures. She pays homage to the canons and traditions of history in order to use the familiar as a meeting point with the viewer
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Viewable 24/7 from the windows at 1265 Howe Street
Janet Wang is a visual artist and educator of second-generation Chinese heritage. She is a settler in Vancouver (Canada), which is located within the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Wang received a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of British Columbia (Canada) and a master of arts in studio practice from the University of Leeds (England). She has received awards from the Vancouver Foundation, British Columbia Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts.
Wang employs a wide range of materials and artistic processes, including painting, printmaking, and digital media. She often combines and assembles elements of her work to create more comprehensive sculptural installations and public art projects. Wang’s work explores the construction of identity through the appropriation and disruption of social patterns and familiar gestures. She pays homage to the canons and traditions of history, both the artistic and the quotidian, in order to use the familiar as a meeting point with the viewer.
Wang’s work has been featured in exhibitions and residencies at many institutions around the world, including Ghost Gallery (Seattle, USA), Free Gallery (Glasgow, Scotland), and City/Space (San Francisco, USA); and across Canada, including Artscape Gibraltar (Toronto), Paved Arts (Saskatoon), The Works Gallery (Edmonton), Truck Gallery (Calgary), Seymour Art Gallery (North Vancouver), Art Gallery at Evergreen (Coquitlam), Fort Gallery (Langley), Access Gallery (Vancouver), Richmond Art Gallery, and Comox Valley Art Gallery.
Curated by Justin Muir
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